Welcome to the Mainely Skiing Summer Email! This email will be sent straight to your inbox whenever we release new emails. In this email, we will highlight all the summer activities in or around the Rangeley Area!
Saddleback’s New GM:
Saddleback just announced their new General Manager. The role used to be filled by Andy Shepard however, back problems have been preventing Shepard to do the job to his standards. He stepped away on June 2nd. With that announcement, he said they would hire someone within. This brings us to the newest announcement: Jim Quimby will be promoted to General Manager of Saddleback Mountain. Jim used to be Senior Vice President of Mountain Operations. I am very happy to see Jim getting that promotion as I feel he deserves it! Well done Jimmy! I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you will bring to the mountain.
Vote Saddleback for the best ski mountain in Maine. By voting for Saddleback, this means they are featured in the Downeast magazine and on their website. Make sure you vote today – and, tell a friend! Voting ends on June 30.
The Indy Pass has added another resort to their list. Drum roll, please….. BigRock Mountain in Mars Hill will be added to the Indy Pass for the upcoming season. That brings the total number of resorts on the pass to 100. Maine is now home to two Indy Pass Resorts; Saddleback in Rangeley, and BigRock in Mars Hill. Our neighbors to the west – New Hampshire, has four resorts. Those being Black Mountain, Cannon, Pats Peak, and Waterville Valley. Shop the pass below.
Make sure to add these events to your calendar to keep yourself up to date with the local happenings. Of course, you can always visit our events page which is constantly getting updated so you can know about the event before anyone else! Click here
|Event Name:||Start Date:||End Date:||Occurrence:|
|Friday Fire and Marshmallow Roast||May 27||August 26||Every Friday|
|Kids Free Nature Walk||May 28||August 27||Every Saturday|
|Sunday Funday Geocaching||May 29||September 18||Every Sunday|
|Saddleback Lake Sunset Canoe Trip||May 29||September 18||Every Sunday|
|Afternoon Common Loon Paddle||June 1||August 31||Every Wednesday|
|Haley Pond Sunset SUP||June 1||September 14||Every Wednesday|
|Free Kids Bike Group Trip||June 2||September 1||Every Thursday|
|Morning Flow Yoga||June 4||August 27||Every Saturday|
|Hatha Yoga||June 5||August 28||Every Sunday|
|Sunday River Scenic Lift Rides||July 3||October 10||Every Day|
|3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (July)||July 6||July 8||Three Days|
|New England Forrest Rally||July 15||July 16||Two Days|
|Tough Mountain Challenge||July 23||July 23||One Day|
|3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (Women)||August 3||August 5||Three Days|
|3 Day Fly Fishing Experience (August)||August 24||August 26||Three Days|
3 Day Fly Fishing Experience:
Enjoy a 3-day fly fishing experience led by our own Dr. Bill Richards, a Master Registered Maine Guide!
- Day 1: Introduction to the “Art of Fly Fishing” – A little history of the Rangeley Region. An overview of fly fishing equipment and its application. Demonstration of the “overhead cast” and proper body position, fly rod grip, and mechanics and begin to practice your skills with Coach Bill. Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Day 2: Student Practice Sessions – Coach will offer feedback and constructive tips to help improve and perfect your cast. Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Day 3: Guided Fly Fishing from a Canoe. Get an early start for a full morning on the water! Time: 5 a.m. – 10 a.m.
For more information and to sign up for this incredible opportunity, click the links below:
|Date Range||Link To More Information|
|August 3-5 (Women)||saddlebackmaine.com|
Kids Bike Group Trip:
Saddleback’s bike trails are located in the South Branch area of the lower mountain. These gradually sloped trails include sections great for beginner riders. This weekly kid’s program will work on the transition from pavement riding to gravel and downhill biking. This program will run from June 2nd through the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.
- BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike, or arrange to rent from the mountain.
- Children will need to be registered and a waiver will be signed by a parent or guardian. Drop-ins are welcome, but participation requires a signed waiver.
Things at Sunday River are moving fast in anticipation of Jordan 8. This high-speed, 8-person lift will replace the existing Jordan Bowl Express, an aging Doppelmayr Quad. This new lift is expected to be complete this fall and the new lift is already starting to take place. Sunday River posted this photo to their Instagram on June 3.
Friday Fire And Marshmallow Roast:
Who doesn’t love a good marshmallow roast? S’mores anyone? Make sure you sign up for these special events so you can get out into the community with the people you normally ski with! Just like the marshmallow roasts they did in the winter just warmer, make sure it’s on your calendar!
This summer, Saddleback will be hosting a range of yoga classes taught by various certified yoga instructors. See the list below for the difference in classes. To see what class fits your busy life, click over to our Events Page
- Morning Flow Yoga – Saturday Mornings from 8:30 – 9:30 am
This program is taught by Carrol & Robert and runs from June 4 to August 27.
- Hatha Yoga – Sunday Mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 am
This program is taught by Kristina and runs from June 5 to August 28.
Nature Walk and Geocaching:
Are your kids itching to get out of the house? Maybe some geocaching is in their future! Or, something for the whole family, a good ol’ walk in our back yard! Whatever you fancy, Saddleback has your outdoor goals. As the time gets closer, we’ll go into more detail.
- Nature Walk – Every Saturday starting May 28 Click here
- Geocaching – Every Sunday starting May 29 Click here
Have you visited the Saddleback Webcams? With three cameras scattered across the mountain, you’re guaranteed to get the best sunset. You can go back in time if you missed the best part. While you can catch some pretty amazing sunsets, you also are able to watch crews working. You can see some prospecting stakes for the new Sandy Quad. Click the link below to watch them get ready for the summer season!
With the week we’ve been having temperature-wise, we’re in for a little treat! The temps are looking good and and we are forecasting mid 80’s all weekend! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather!
Welcome back warm weather! We missed you!